Charles J. Cova, FACHE, president of Marian Medical Center and CHW Central Coast Service Area, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who and is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” said Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow, and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality services to their patients and community.”